Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
Teachers, tots and students of all ages will be enthralled when they explore our inspired interactive learning environment in the heart of the city's Cultural Precinct. There's always something new to discover among the museum's impressive two million collections and special exhibitions. We make curriculum-based learning fun and offer pre and post-lesson support. The museum, first opened in 1870, is world-renowned for its natural and human history collections. Also, check out our cool school holiday programmes and events just for kids.
Phone: 03 366 5000 or Education 03 366 9429
Hands On History
Lakes District Museum and Gallery
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Lakes District Museum and Gallery Arrowtown
Our interactive Hand-On History education programme, featuring the historically preserved goldmining town of Arrowtown, is designed to enrich and enhance the New Zealand curriculum. Students will experience first-hand and interactive learning in an authentic environment. All programme options are activity based, designed to suit all stages and styles of learning and all link clearly to the Social Studies Curriculum strands.
Tel: 03 442 0317
Fax: 03 442 0835
The Butterfly Garden
Thames New Zealand
Within Dickson Holiday Park
Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames
For your class visit we will provide a curriculum based programme suitable for biology, natural history, ecology and the environment that includes the life-cycle of the butterfly. Rain or shine the butterfly house makes an ideal class-trip so call us and ask for the school pack of worksheets to suit your students’ age-group. With an onsite cafe, we can provide a group menu plus help you organise your birthday, orientation party or end of term break-up.
Summer hours 1st September to 31st May,
OPEN 7 Days, 9.30am to 4.30pm. (Closed Christmas Day).
Winter hours 1st June to 31st August,
OPEN weekends only or by prior arrangement during the hours of 10am to 4pm.
Phone: 07 868 8080